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(1)   (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
"He worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
(2)   The act of traveling by foot
"Walking is a healthy form of exercise"
(3)   The act of walking somewhere
"He took a walk after lunch"
(4)   A slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
(5)   Careers in general
"It happens in all walks of life"
(6)   A path set aside for walking
"After the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"
(7)   Manner of walking
"He had a funny walk"


(8)   Obtain a base on balls
(9)   Give a base on balls to
(10)   Take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
"The lovers held hands while walking"
"We like to walk every Sunday"
(11)   Use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
"Walk, don't run!"
"We walked instead of driving"
"She walks with a slight limp"
"The patient cannot walk yet"
"Walk over to the cabinet"
(12)   Make walk
"He walks the horse up the mountain"
"Walk the dog twice a day"
(13)   Accompany or escort
"I'll walk you to your car"
(14)   Traverse or cover by walking
"Walk the tightrope"
"Paul walked the streets of Damascus"
"She walks 3 miles every day"
(15)   Walk at a pace
"The horses walked across the meadow"
(16)   Be or act in association with
"We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"
"Walk with God"
(17)   Live or behave in a specified manner
"Walk in sadness"


  1. To move on the feet by alternately setting each foot (or pairs of feet, in the case of quadrupeds) forward, with at least one foot on the ground at all times. Compare run.
  2. To go free, particularly when actually guilty.
    If you can’t present a better case, that robber is going to walk.
  3. Of an object, to be stolen.
    If you leave your wallet lying around, it’s going to walk.
  4. (of a batsman) To walk off the field, as if given out, after the fielding side appeals and before the umpire has ruled; done as a matter of sportsmanship when the batsman knows he is out.
  5. To travel (a distance) by walking.
    I walk two miles to school every day.
    The museum’s not far from here – you can walk it.
  6. To take for a walk or accompany on a walk.
    I walk the dog every morning
    Will you walk me home?
  7. To allow a batter to reach base by pitching four balls.
  8. To move something by shifting between two positions, as if it were walking.
    I carefully walked the ladder along the wall.
  9. To full; to beat cloth to give it the consistency of felt.
  10. To traverse by walking (or analogous gradual movement).
    I walked the streets aimlessly.
    Debugging this computer program involved walking the heap.
  11. To leave, resign.
    If we don't offer him more money he'll walk.
  12. To push (a vehicle) alongside oneself as one walks.
    • 1994, John Forester, Bicycle Transportation: A Handbook for Cycling Transportation Engineers, MIT Press, page 245:
      The county had a successful defense only because the judge kept telling the jury at every chance that the cyclist should have walked his bicycle like a pedestrian.


  • (move upon two feet): ambulate (technical)
  • (colloquial: go free): be acquitted, get off, go free
  • (be stolen): be/get stolen; be/get nicked, be/get pinched
  • (beat cloth): full, waulk (obsolete)


  1. A trip made by walking.
    I take a walk every morning
  2. A distance walked.
    It’s a long walk from my house to the library
  3. A manner of walking.
    The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year
  4. A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk. Compare trail.
  5. An instance of walking a batter.
    The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone